After a lot of negative publicity generated by the poor labor practices of at least one of its Chinese suppliers, Apple is now considering making iMacs in the United States.
As noted by CBS MarketWatch: “In what would be a major departure from its previous manufacturing practices, Apple appears to be assembling some iMacs in the U.S., CNET reports. Such a shift could indicate a wish by Apple to distance itself from some of the PR headaches it has faced over the years stemming from its use of overseas labor. More broadly, the company’s reputation for cutting-edge business practices could augur a move by other technology companies to return manufacturing jobs to the U.S. That would be provide a badly needed boost for the domestic manufacturing sector, which new data show shrank in November to a three-year low. Apple did not immediately respond to an inquiry regarding the report.”
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